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Ombudsman Nominee Enjoys Weak Support among Deputy Factions

Ljubljana, 13 December - The parliamentary Credentials and Privileges Commission on Wednesday backed President Janez Drnovsek's nominee for human rights ombudsman. Considering the positions presented by MPs, Zdenka Cebasek Travnik has the guarantee to get at least 44 out of the 60 votes she needs to get appointed to the post in parliament.

Ljubljana
The parliamentary Credentials and Privileges Commission takes position on ombudsman nominee Zdenka Cebasek Travnik; (front) opposition Liberal Democracy deputies Jozef Skolc and Rudolf Moge.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The parliamentary Credentials and Privileges Commission takes position on ombudsman nominee Zdenka Cebasek Travnik; (front, left-to-right) Dusan Kumer and Majda Potrata of the opposition Social democrats (SD).
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The parliamentary Credentials and Privileges Commission takes position on ombudsman nominee Zdenka Cebasek Travnik; (front) Magdalena Tovornik of the president's office.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The parliamentary Credentials and Privileges Commission takes position on ombudsman nominee Zdenka Cebasek Travnik; (left-to-right) Josip Bajc of the opposition People's Party (SLS) and Commission chair Franc Susnik of the coalition Slovenian Democrats (SDS).
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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